The Durham Committee recently hosted the first North East seminar on commercial cannabis production, which was aimed at raising awareness of cannabis production to a mix of professional attendees, including Housing associations, NHW and statutory partners.

The event was very well supported by Durham Police who provided some of the key speakers on the day, which included a presentation from the Crime scenes investigation unit, and they also provided some real cannabis plants for people to look at and smell.

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Sue Knaggs (Chair of Durham & Regional Chair NE) and DCI Brad Howe (Durham Constabulary)


The event was so successful that Northumbria are looking to emulate it in their region, and there are plans to launch another event in Darlington by the volunteer committee.